South Korean military leader (1917-1979) who seized power in a 1961 coup d'etat; he was assassinated by the director of his own security force. Vintage glossy 7 x 9.75 portrait of General Park Chung-hee in his military uniform, signed in blue fountain pen in Korean characters, with added date below, "14. Aug. 1963." In very good to fine condition, with scattered light creasing. Accompanied by a transmittal letter from the Blue House in Seoul, dated August 12, 1963. Park served as the acting president of South Korea from March 23, 1962 until December 17, 1963, when he officially became the country's third president.
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